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Julie Sowash and Torin Ellis are serious about destroying the lame, losing and punitive Diversity and Inclusion narrative. A weekly podcast of talking truth, exploring the uncomfortable, and often ignored. Chasing solution and never hiding from behind lip service. They won’t always get it right, but they will always bring it real. Grab a latte and rock with Crazy and the King - ya heard! #crazyandtheking More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis

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    • 4.8, 17 Ratings

Julie Sowash and Torin Ellis are serious about destroying the lame, losing and punitive Diversity and Inclusion narrative. A weekly podcast of talking truth, exploring the uncomfortable, and often ignored. Chasing solution and never hiding from behind lip service. They won’t always get it right, but they will always bring it real. Grab a latte and rock with Crazy and the King - ya heard! #crazyandtheking More on Torin and Julie: Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis

    The Most (Almost) Expensive Sexts In History...You Still Win, Bezos.

    The Most (Almost) Expensive Sexts In History...You Still Win, Bezos.

    Torin and Julie chat through this week's most talked about Diversity and Inclusion stories - McDonald's EX-CEO sends the (al)most expensive sext in history to multiple employees. JPMorgan, Goldman, MasterCard and others make big commitments to hiring low income and diverse talent...Does that rub you the wrong way, like it did Torin? And Paychex, releases a survey on the continued fear and stigma associated with mental illness in the workplace.
    Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk
    We continue to support the Hickson Family. Thank you all who have donated to support Melissa and the kids!
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/hickson-family-fund
    Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King!
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing
    More on Torin and Julie:
    Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions
    Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis
    Show Links:
    Coalition Hiring; https://www.deccanherald.com/international/world-news-politics/ceos-pledge-to-hire-100000-low-income-and-minority-new-yorkers-871960.html
    Paychex: https://www.smartbrief.com/branded/41A8AF14-18C7-4D19-A761-648C4FD6BA41/E5795991-171B-47F4-86AE-D8881A677703
    Name Drops:
    DIRC20: Wanna a free ticket to the DIRC - Listen to the podcast to learn how! https://www.dirc.info/home.
    Daryl Graves: Congrats on the new role at Dialpad, Daryl!
    Senator Kamala Harris makes history!
    Cred:
    Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin

    • 38 min
    Not Impressed: Progress Implodes - Companies Shrug

    Not Impressed: Progress Implodes - Companies Shrug

    Julie and Torin get deep on the impact of the COVID-19 impact on women, especially single moms and women of color. The impact is unfathomable. The fix should be coming from the companies we work for every day. We can fix this. We just have to choose to do so. Keep pushing! We cannot be idle.
    Welcome Gusto! Julie and Torin welcome our first pod sponsor: Gusto! Get three months free exclusively for Crazy and the King listeners. Visit www.gusto.com/catk
    We continue to support the Hickson Family. Thank you all who have donated to support Melissa and the kids!
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/hickson-family-fund
    Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King!
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing
    More on Torin and Julie:
    Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions
    Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis
    Show Links:
    Red Thread Research https://redthreadresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/RedThreadResearch_Leveling-the-Field_infographic_FINAL.pdf
    McKinsey Report: https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/covid-19-and-gender-equality-countering-the-regressive-effects#
    Goldman Sachs: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/04/economy/schools-reopening-economy-jobs/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3Wsn9WmM5b9x-OZDOhGWBFz9bE1ViMe8PbWxCblnswuLCkspeoxK0Tk14
    Fortune: https://fortune.com/2020/08/03/covid-19-working-moms-gender-equality-backslide/?fbclid=IwAR0U2_DvO1XO7-zZsRMA-5MyBCjfagy6d8aY3R5hkCDugy76_Iaypm1QM08
    Name Drops:
    DIRC20: Wanna a free ticket to the DIRC - Listen to the podcast to learn how! https://www.dirc.info/home.
    Julie's beautiful college bound daughters.
    Cred:
    Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin
    Image by edsavi30 from Pixabay 

    • 48 min
    TX Bar Fail, Nike Reboot, and the ADA Turns 30

    TX Bar Fail, Nike Reboot, and the ADA Turns 30

    Torin and Julie wonder why BLM is a political statement instead of a statement of our humanity. Shame on TX Bar President. Apologize not accepted! Nike reboots internal diversity with a new Diversity Leader. Congrats Kelly Leonard! Just Do It. Then we celebrate the ADA, some awesome news from Google on search, and a reminder of how far we have to go.
    We continue to support the Hickson Family. Thank you all who have donated to support Melissa and the kids!
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/hickson-family-fund
    Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King!
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing
    More on Torin and Julie:
    Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions
    Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis
    Show Links:
    TX Bar: https://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Meeting_Agendas_and_Minutes&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=50837
    Nike Diversity Reboot: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-28/nike-s-first-diversity-chief-steps-down-after-two-years-in-job?sref=iOhDE2Sc
    Minority Mental Health Month: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Minority-Mental-Health-Awareness-Month/Strength-Over-Silence
    Google Progress:

    :https://www.digitalinformationworld.com/2020/07/queries-around-black-mental-health-ableism-and-ableist-language-were-among-the-top-searches-on-google.html  

    https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/accessibility/our-commitment-more-accessible-world/

    https://about.google/all-stories/?topic=accessibility


    Cred:
    Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin
    Image by William Iven from Pixabay 

    • 40 min
    Mediocre White Dudes.

    Mediocre White Dudes.

    Julie and Torin take a some time to catch up on some news and update some of our more recent stories.
    Unwoke.HR - Apparently, an actual job board with actual people working to undo all of the progress we have made to create greater equity. Still waiting on the cowardly lions behind the site to come out and give Crazy and the King an interview. Don't hold your breath.
    Then, Tucker Carlson's Vacation, Facebook's Diversity, Ubisoft....and the end of extended unemployment.
    We continue to support the Hickson Family. Thank you all who have donated to support Melissa and the kids!
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/hickson-family-fund
    Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King!
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing
    More on Torin and Julie:
    Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions
    Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis
    Show Links:
    UnWoke.HR: vice.com/en_us/article/n7wdyx/unwoke-hr-job-listing-platform-hacked?fbclid=IwAR20dw5lqEb3hgGu_KWyXFUt0Fqb2waDSGeV9HftVruvKt7FCNSmLd_gF84
    Tucker:  https://www.salon.com/2020/07/21/confirmed-fox-knew-of-allegations-against-tucker-carlson-before-his-pre-planned-vacation/
    Ubisoft: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-21/ubisoft-sexual-misconduct-scandal-harassment-sexism-and-abuse
    Extended Unemployment Ends: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/07/20/892476371/the-end-of-600-unemployment-benefits-will-hit-millions-of-households-and-the-eco
    Name Drops:
    Joy Reid of the Reid Report: https://www.blackenterprise.com/report-msnbc-host-joy-reid-to-become-first-black-woman-to-anchor-a-prime-time-cable-news-program/
    Jason Seidenhttps://twitter.com/Seiden
    Cred:
    Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin
    Image by Leandro De Carvalho from Pixabay

    • 43 min
    Unwoke.HR and Tucker's Dirty Little Secret

    Unwoke.HR and Tucker's Dirty Little Secret

    Julie and Torin take a lighter note exploring racism disguised as white fragility. Unwoke.HR - Best troll ever, honeypot, or worst niche job board in the history of job boards? Only time will tell, but if the folks hiding behind the white curtain would come out and chat they could let us know. Doubtful, we know. Next, Tucker Carlson fires head writer for writing anonymously exactly what he would write for the Tucker's opening monologue. We don't need you to tell us who you are, we already know.
    A special thank you from the Hickson family for your support and encouragement after last week's episode TRIGGER WARNING and our bonus episode with a 1x1 interview with Melissa. A lot of you have reached out asking how to support the family. Here is a link to the go fund me below. We will keep you up to date on the progress of this incredibly important story.
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/hickson-family-fund
    Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King!
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing
    More on Torin and Julie:
    Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions
    Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis 
    Show Links:
    UnWoke.HR - vice.com/en_us/article/n7wdyx/unwoke-hr-job-listing-platform-hacked?fbclid=IwAR20dw5lqEb3hgGu_KWyXFUt0Fqb2waDSGeV9HftVruvKt7FCNSmLd_gF84
    Tucker: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/10/media/tucker-carlson-writer-blake-neff/index.html
    Name Drops:
    Evergreen: We Joined The Network: https://www.newswire.com/news/evergreen-podcasts-welcomes-crazy-the-king-21174690?fbclid=IwAR0PMmYMyun6IZpK7oPtIP_iW12i4c498Tq60tYyJfF8j3w4tJ3J9Bq5lPM
    James Ellis: https://twitter.com/thewarfortalent?s=20
    Cred: 
    Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin
    Image by Leandro De Carvalho from Pixabay

    • 36 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Melissa Hickson, Champion and Wife of Michael Hickson.

    BONUS EPISODE: Melissa Hickson, Champion and Wife of Michael Hickson.

    BONUS EPISODE: After hearing the story of Michael Hickson on TRIGGER WARNING, our latest episode, we are releasing the full interview with Michael's wife and champion, Melissa Hickson. Melissa cared for her husband and five children after his disabling episode, but as a strong Black woman, we see the reaction of the medical professionals, guardians, and media as she advocates for Michael. She experiences tremendous loss and is then victimized again by those who should have been supporting her. Not only did Michael Hickson deserve better, but Melissa Hickson deserved better, too.
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/hickson-family-fund
    Prepare yourself for Crazy and the King!
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyAndTheKing
    More on Torin and Julie:
    Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesowashdisabilitysolutions
    Torin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis
    Show Links:
    TRIGGER WARNING: https://link.chtbl.com/MichaelHickson
    Hickson Family GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hickson-family-fund
    YouTube Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq-_gtjnzZg
    ADAPT of TX: http://adaptoftexas.org/
    Statement from St. David's: https://stdavids.com/about/newsroom/statement-on-the-death-of-michael-hickson
    Statement from Family Eldercare: https://www.familyeldercare.org/statement-on-the-passing-of-michael-hickson/
    Resources:
    Dead Not Yet: https://notdeadyet.org/
    Cred:
    Production and Music by: Marcel "DjCellz" Boykin
    Image Provided by Melissa Hickson

    • 31 min

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